Can you believe it?
2023 is here!! How quickly time flies! We will all be facing the annual struggle of writing ‘22 in the year column and then striking it off and changing it to ‘23. Along with this struggle, the New Year is also a time to make New Year resolutions! If one of your new year resolutions is to travel more in the year 2023, then you have come to the right place as we are about to share the list of long weekends in 2023 to fulfill your new year resolutions.
Yes, that’s right! You can easily take advantage of the many weekends that come around major public holidays in 2023 so that you can utilise them to perfectly plan your solo escapade or a getaway with family or friends. And the best part? You can plan exciting domestic and international holidays, that too without using a lot of your paid leaves!
So to aid you in your quest and simplify getaway planning, we’ve curated a list of long weekends in 2023:
January 13: Friday – Take Leave
January 14: Saturday – Lohri, Makar Sankranti (Restricted Holiday)
January 15: Sunday – Pongal (Restricted Holiday)
January 16: Monday – Take Leave
January 26: Thursday – Republic Day, Vasant Panchami
January 27: Friday – Take Leave
January 28: Saturday
January 29: Sunday
If you want a longer holiday then:
January 21: Saturday
January 22: Sunday
January 23: Monday – Take Leave
January 24: Tuesday – Take Leave
January 25: Wednesday – Take Leave
Followed by the above holidays from 26th to 29th January.
February 15: Wednesday – Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti (Restricted Holiday)
February 16: Thursday – Take Leave
February 17: Friday – Take Leave
February 18: Saturday – Mahashivratri (Restricted Holiday)
February 19: Sunday – Shivaji Jayanti (Restricted Holiday)
March 8: Wednesday – Holi
March 9: Thursday – Take Leave
March 10: Friday – Take Leave
March 11: Saturday
March 12: Sunday
April 1: Saturday
April 2: Sunday
April 3: Monday – Take Leave
April 4: Tuesday – Mahavir Jayanti
April 5: Wednesday – Take Leave
April 6: Thursday – Take Leave
April 7: Friday – Good Friday
April 8: Saturday
April 9: Sunday – Easter
April 21: Friday – Take Leave
April 22: Saturday – Eid-ul-Fitr
April 23: Sunday
April 24: Monday – Take Leave
May 5: Friday – Buddha Purnima (Restricted Holiday)
May 6: Saturday
May 7: Sunday
JUNE & JULY 2023
June 17: Saturday
June 18: Sunday
June 19: Monday – Take Leave
June 20: Tuesday – Rath Yatra (Restricted Holiday)
June 29: Thursday – Bakri Eid
June 30: Friday – Take Leave
July 1: Saturday
July 2: Sunday
August 12: Saturday
August 13: Sunday
August 14: Monday – Take Leave
August 15: Tuesday – Independence Day
August 16: Wednesday – Parsi New Year (Restricted Holiday)
If you want a longer holiday then:
August 17: Thursday – Take Leave
August 18: Friday – Take Leave
August 19: Saturday
August 20: Sunday
August 26: Saturday
August 27: Sunday
August 28: Monday – Take Leave
August 29: Tuesday – Onam (Restricted Holiday)
August 30: Wednesday – Raksha Bandhan (Restricted Holiday)
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2023
September 7: Thursday – Janmashtami
September 8: Friday – Take Leave
September 9: Saturday
September 10: Sunday
September 16: Saturday
September 17: Sunday
September 18: Monday – Take Leave
September 19: Tuesday – Ganesh Chaturthi
September 28: Thursday – Milad Un-Nabi, Eid-e-Milad
September 29: Friday – Take Leave
September 30: Saturday
October 1: Sunday
October 2: Monday – Gandhi Jayanti
October 21: Saturday
October 22: Sunday
October 23: Monday – Take Leave
October 24: Tuesday – Dussehra
November 11: Saturday
November 12: Sunday – Diwali
November 13: Monday – Take Leave
November 14: Tuesday – Bhai Dooj
November 24: Friday – Take Leave
November 25: Saturday
November 26: Sunday
November 27: Monday – Guru Nanak Jayanti
December 22: Friday – Take Leave
December 23: Saturday
December 24: Sunday
December 25: Monday – Christmas
December 29: Friday – Take Leave
December 30: Saturday
December 31: Sunday
January 1: Monday – New year
If you want a longer holiday then:
December 26: Tuesday – Take Leave
December 27: Wednesday – Take Leave
December 28: Thursday – Take Leave
Followed by the above holidays from 29th December to 1st January.
Now that you know all about the long weekends in 2023, how about planning some relaxing weekend getaways to make the most of these weekends?
Here are some of the best places to visit in 2023 with our India tour packages and get weekend ready in 1 2 3!
Top 10 Destinations in India to Visit on a Long Weekend in 2023:
A serene hill station in Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is surrounded by Pine and Oak forests from all sides. An underrated gem of our Himachal Pradesh tour packages, Kasauli is a great hiking spot. Watch the mesmerising sunset from the scenic Sunset Point located at an altitude of 1,800m or go on a hike on its countless trails or even check out the colonial era buildings that are still standing tall.
One of the chief ski resorts in India, Auli in Uttarakhand is popular among tourists and professionals alike. Auli offers a panoramic view of India’s highest peaks including the Nanda Devi Peak and is in close proximity to many tourist attractions like the Valley of Flowers National Park, Hemkund Gurudwara, etc. Our Auli tour packages are a hot favourite among people looking for an adventurous getaway, do check them out!
3. Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj
Nestled within the mesmerising Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh and located just 5 km apart, Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj are picturesque hill stations blessed with mystical natural beauty worth admiring. Just book our Dharamshala tour package and let Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj together take you on a spiritual journey amidst nature while experiencing a unique blend of Tibetan, British and Himachali cultures.
The ‘Queen of the Satpuras’, Panchmarhi is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh and one of the unique weekend getaways in Central India. It has everything from natural resources, historical and colonial architecture, and a site related to Mahabharata making it an important religious site. Panchmarhi can be a perfect destination to explore when you can’t come up with unique long weekend ideas.
‘The Party Capital of India’ is on the bucket list of every human! If you ever search for “best weekend getaways”, Goa is bound to appear on the list! It is one of the best destinations to have a good time with great food, friendly locals, exciting shopping and partying scene. Enjoy the golden sandy beaches, exotic seafood, milky waterfalls, and the iconic Western Ghats on one of the long weekends in 2023 with our Goa tour packages.
6. Lonavala and Khandala
Lonavala and Khandala are top weekend spots for Mumbaikars and Punekars. Easily accessible by a car or a cab and even public buses, Lonavala and Khandala offer everything from hills, steep cliffs, waterfalls, viewpoints, forts, lakes, and dams that can all be enjoyed in a single trip during any of the long weekends in 2023 with friends and family.
Simply book your Udaipur tour package and don’t bother searching for “romantic places near me” as Udaipur in Rajasthan is dubbed “the most romantic spot in the Indian sub-continent”. Known for its history, serene lakes including Lake Pichola, and grand palaces, Udaipur is a perfect romantic getaway to visit during Valentine’s long weekend in 2023 with your partner.
8. Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar
A stunning hill station nestled in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is known for its scenic viewpoints and it can easily be your go to for one of the long weekends in 2023. Popular among honeymooners, it has the famous Mapro Garden, along with waterfalls, adventure sports activities, and of course strawberries! Who would want to miss out on snacking on fresh strawberries while on a holiday in Mahabaleshwar? Just 19 km away is another famous hill station – Panchgani, which is famous for its village of books that you must include in your Panchgani tour package.
The most popular hill station in Southern India, Ooty, is a perfect weekend getaway in the Nilgiris for one of the long weekends in 2023. Surrounded by eucalyptus trees and tea and coffee plantations, Ooty dotted with colonial buildings offers an aromatic escape that cuts you off from the daily hectic city life.
What more reasons do you need to book our Ooty tour package?
One of the most well-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India and a key highlight of our Karnataka tour packages, Hampi is a treat for history buffs. This “World’s Largest Open-Air Museum” is dotted with remains of ancient temples, palaces, massive fortifications, markets, pavilions, aqueducts, elephant stables and so much more. If you wish to immerse yourself in history then Hampi is the ideal spot to spend your long weekends in 2023.
Top 10 International Destinations for Long Weekend Trips in 2023
If the weekend is long, why not plan an international trip? With our international tour packages, you can effortlessly plan international getaways for long weekends in 2023!
The city of glittering skyscrapers, seaports, and beaches in the Middle East, Dubai is one of the most sought-after international getaways from India. There are serene beaches, plenty of sunshine, and thorough entertainment across this shopping capital of the world. Dubai being so close to India is an add-on where you can just book your Dubai tour package and get an online Dubai visa, and head straightaway with your family and friends.
Also Read: Dubai Visa Guide for Indian Citizens
Maldives is an island country in the Indian Ocean, considered one of the best tropical paradises in the world. It is the easiest getaway to plan during your long weekends in 2023 as Indians do not need a Maldives visa to visit the island nation simply get an all-inclusive Maldives tour package and you are good to go. Pristine white beaches, lagoons, lavish water villas, coral reefs, mountains, and exotic seafood just make your time memorable forever in this country frequented by celebrities.
Also Read: Travelling Tips For Your Maldives Trip
Also known as the ‘Lion City’, Singapore is a perfect weekend destination for 2023 as the Singapore visa is one of the easiest visas to obtain. It has a tropical climate and features all the luxuries of the first world that one may not want to miss. It is also home to Changi Airport – a world class airport with a grand waterfall! This shopper’s paradise is a classic example of how a city can sustain itself without hampering natural resources – a lesson in sustainability. Book your Singapore tour package and flight tickets to Singapore and just land in this beautiful country.
A dream destination for every beach lover on the planet, Thailand has many beautiful islands which you can visit with our Thailand tour packages. The South East Asian jewel is known for its greenish-blue waters, clean beaches, coral islands, mountains, temples, markets, exciting nightlife, and of course the exotic Thai cuisine. Truly, Thailand has something for everyone visiting this beautiful tropical country. So what are you waiting for? Apply for your Thailand visa online now and be weekend ready!
Also Read: The Ultimate Thailand Bucketlist!
Malaysia is home to ancient rainforests, beaches, and highlands that are never far from the bustling modern cities. It is considered a melting pot of cultures and Asia’s foodie heaven due to its unique culture brimming with exotic cuisine across the country. Get your Malaysia visa and visit various national parks, indulge in water sports, and indulge in lip-smacking delicacies to make the most of your Malaysia tour package with your family during the long weekends in 2023.
6. Sri Lanka
This Pearl of the Indian Ocean is home to diverse cultures, languages, ethnicities, tropical beaches, lush green mountains, national parks filled with unique wildlife, unique cuisine, and world-class resorts. And the most important part? You can get a Sri Lanka visa in just 8 hours! It is by far the easiest international to visit during long weekends in 2023, wherein you only need a good Sri Lanka tour package to take care of all your needs. What else could you ask for?
Also Read: Best Scenic Train Journeys in Sri Lanka!
Indians can get an Indonesia visa on arrival, so you don’t even have to wait for a pre-approved visa, just book an Indonesia tour package and fly off to this Asian tropical paradise which is the world’s largest archipelago with at least 17,000 islands! Blessed with so many beaches and lush greenery, Indonesia is also rich in its culture and cuisine. The natural beauty along with extravagant nightlife in the cities such as Bali makes Indonesia a must-visit destination during the long weekends in 2023.
Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations which will surely be a tourist magnet for long weekends in 2023 due to the easy Vietnam visa process. It is blessed with wild natural wonders such as limestone mountains, green terraced rice fields, white sandy beaches, high cliffs, caves in the ocean, and rivers just to name a few. The country is filled with loud vibrant cities within reaching distance of quiet quaint villages which makes it one of the most contrasting and colourful places to visit. So book your Vietnam tour package now!
Also Rea: Tips To Get Vietnam Visa Online
Another country in South East Asia that made it to our list thanks to its tropical beauty, friendly locals, awesome history, intriguing culture and the easy online process to acquire a Cambodia visa. Cambodia’s Angkor Wat is a a famous ancient temple and is featured on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list which in itself is a great testimony to the architecture of the kingdoms gone by. The country is exceptionally beautiful and you can go on a family trip with our Cambodia tour package during your long weekends in 2023 and make the most out of it.
Seychelles is an exceptionally beautiful archipelago of over 100 islands in the Indian Ocean and you don’t need a Seychelles visa to visit the country. Yes! Seychelles is one of the visa-free islands for Indians. It is renowned for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs, rainforests, and even rare animals such as Aldabra tortoises. Simply book a Seychelles tour package and indulge in delicious local cuisines and adventure sports across the island and get that adrenaline rushing.
With this, we conclude our list!
Your goal to travel more can be easily achieved with smart planning and we hope these weekend getaways will come in handy to you when you think of going away on any of the long weekends in 2023.
And as always we have made the resolution to keep providing you with the best deals and offers on flight tickets and hotel reservations, curate the best holiday packages and ensure that your visa process is completely hassle-free no matter which destination you choose.
Do let us know in the comments what places you would like to visit in the year 2023. Wishing you happy and safe travels in the upcoming year 2023!
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